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Alternative name: Desert Lesser Whitethroat; Small Whitethroat
- Curruca minula
Includes: Margelanic Whitethroat
Pale and sandy coloured with a white throat.
Two subspecies recognized:
- C. m. margelanica north central China
- C. m. minula Breeds from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and central Iran east through northern Afghanistan and Tajikistan to western China; winters to the south
Margelanica is sometimes split as Margelanic Whitethroat.
Deserts and woodlands.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Desert Whitethroat. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Desert_Whitethroat
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